Tuesday, October 9, 2012

{Try It Tuesday} Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

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I pack my hubby's lunch every day.  And he is a creature of habit.  He gets a turkey/ham/cheese/miracle whip sandwich, a baggie of chips, and a dessert.  Since I've been staying home, I have vowed not to buy store bought cookies and to make my own.  

It was 10pm, we didn't have dessert for the next day and my hubby didn't have any special requests for me to make.  Where do you think I looked?  Pinterest, of course!  I planned to make chocolate chip cookies, but I've never been great at making them before.  I pinterest'd "chewy chocolate chip cookies" and 9 of the top 10 pins were the same recipe from Apple A Day.  And Kelsey was right.  These were the best ever.

I made a very slight tweak to the amount of salt...and found an important trick to making them perfect.

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The secret ingredient is the cornstarch.  It helps keep the cookies chewy and thick so that they maintain their shape.  

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But, there's another trick too.  I've made two three batches of these cookies.  The first batch was fabulous.  The second batch was good, but not "best ever."  I noticed a slight difference in the thickness of the dough.  My first batch had very thick dough that pulled away from the edges of the bowl.  I added more flour to what was left of my second batch of dough and the rest of the cookies were amazing like the first batch.  So add extra flour if your dough doesn't look like this.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever
adapted from Apple A Day

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
2 cup flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix softened butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla and blend well.  Add dry ingredients and mix well again.  

Drop onto cookie sheet {I used a small scoop} and bake for 10-12 minutes on 350F.  These don't get very brown on top, but I found that 12 minutes was perfect for us.

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7 comments:

  1. They sound and look amazing. I agree with Matt. You deserve a dessert each day!

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  2. I am married to a creature of habit too! Everyday the same things for lunch. Makes things easy for me! My mom gave me a recipe very similar to this, so so so delish!
    Stacia@ http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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  3. A dessert with lunch every day?! Now that sounds like a good idea! :o) After dinner is when I normally have a little something sweet, but I have such a sweet tooth that I could easily just eat sugar all day long.

    That cookie dough does look really perfect. I love a good chewy cookie. I once dated a boy who liked his cookies hard and slightly burned. What a weirdo. ;o)

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  5. OK - I need some of those now. I love chocolate chip cookies!! My fave!

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  6. I love good cookie recipes. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up to our Pretty Things party. Hope to see you back next week!

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  7. hmmm thinking I need to try these today! Thanks for the recipe!

    So glad you shared these at Artsy Corner! Keep up the amazing work!

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